Online presentation: Before the Pandemic: Ten Years of Increasing Mortality in Midlife Americans—Causes and Consequences – July 8, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 8 will be: Before the Pandemic: Ten Years of Increasing Mortality in Midlife Americans—Causes and Consequences12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 8, 2021 Robert B. Wallace, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Epidemiology-College of Public Health and Department of Internal Medicine-Carver College of Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before […]

The CV: Annotated CVs for Promotion

This is the next part in a series of posts on editing, styling, and formatting curriculum vitae. A number of faculty are currently working on annotated CVs in preparation for promotion applications. Once your CV has been thoroughly updated and formatted, it’s much easier add annotations as required for your promotion dossier. Peter Snyder, MD, associate dean […]

Mou receives SPORE grant

Eric Mou, MD, clinical assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation has received one of the pilot grants issued this year by the University of Iowa / Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence (UI/MC SPORE). Mou’s Career Enhancement Program grant is for one year and $50,000, allowing him seed funds […]

Dale Shanklin joins Internal Medicine Human Resources team

The Internal Medicine Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce the addition of Dale Shanklin, MS, to the team as an HR associate. Shanklin joins us from Purdue University, where he was working as a Residence Education Coordinator in the university’s Department of Resident Life. In that role he helped hire, train, supervise, and […]

Momentum propels the new academic year

And then, in a rush, it’s July already. Welcome to the last half of calendar 2021, the new fiscal year, and a new academic year. Yesterday was our interns’ first day on the job as freshly minted doctors. I am already hearing reports from faculty on just how impressed they are with our newest members. […]

OSCEs turn five, inspire other programs

Since its first year through last year’s virtual version, the Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCEs) has held to its guiding principle: establish a clear sense of the incoming intern’s skill level by observing them performing foundational tasks. Standardized rubrics, simulated patients, technology enabling the observation, all of these are in aid of making sure that […]

Changes in the Education Leadership Team

After 19 years of serving as Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Training in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Gwen Beck, MD, has decided to step down from the role. Beck was the main architect of the ambulatory curriculum component, when the residency program moved to the 4+1 schedule. She wove together all of the elements, which […]

Where Are They Now: Sergio Sánchez-Luna, MD

Sergio Sánchez-Luna, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Basil I. Hirschowitz Endoscopic Center of Excellence, University of Alabama at Birmingham What were some of the projects you worked on while you were at Iowa and how did this work prepare you for your career? One project that stands out during my residency was […]

Intern welcome picnic, 2021

What a difference a year and some vaccines make. It was not until September last year that our residency program’s Humanities and Wellness Committee felt comfortable inviting the new interns out to City Park for a welcome meal. And even then, masks, questions over whether communal boxes of pizza were safe, maintaining six feet even […]

The CV – Section IV: Service

This is the next part in a series of posts on editing, styling, and formatting curriculum vitae. This week, we’re covering the last section of the CCOM CV: Service. Next week, I’ll have some final thoughts and general tips for faculty CVs. Another CV sample is provided with some examples of each type of listing in this […]